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Ontario
In office
Premier
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
1,606 days in office
Ontario's 42nd Parliament
07 Jun 2018 - 03 May 2022
Ontario's 43nd Parliament
02 Jun 2022 - Present

The 2022 Ontario general election was held on June 2, 2022 to elect the 124 members of the 43rd Parliament of Ontario. The Progressive Conservative (PC) Party of Ontario, led by Doug Ford, won a majority government with 83 of the 124 seats in the legislature. The incumbent party, they increased their seat share from 76 in the 2018 election. They campaigned on a slogan to “get it done,” pledging to build highways and transit infrastructure and open up the “Ring of Fire,” a mineral-rich area in northern Ontario. Instead of an election platform, the Ontario PC Party presented its promises on its website in the form of press releases throughout the campaign.

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Promise History

1.11.11 - “[C]ompleting the Niagara GO Expansion”

In progress
17-Feb-2020
Justification

The Niagara GO expansion continues to be in its planning stages. The promise therefore remains in progress.

“Niagara will see 11 GO trains daily to and from Niagara. That is the conclusion from an update from Metrolinx, the agency which oversees public transportation in the Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area. Metrolinx recently provided Niagara with an update on the its initial business case for expanded GO service in Niagara. The update recommends a service pattern that is to include six outbound trains from Niagara Falls to Union Station and five trains inbound from Union Station to Niagara Falls seven days a week. The report said the schedule will reduce travel time from Toronto to Niagara Falls 15 minutes to 45 minutes over current train-bus services.”

In progress
19-Nov-2019

“Last week Metrolinx released an update on it’s Niagara Falls rail service extension which has the goal of implementing a two-way all-day service to Niagara Falls on the Lakeshore West corridor. […] So far, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines GO stations are ready for operation on the Lakeshore West line while Confederation is currently under construction. Grimsby has been earmarked for future expansion.”

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Started tracking on: 29-Jun-2018

Reference Documents

“Niagara Extension: Ontario is planning to bring new weekday GO rail service between the future Confederation GO Station in Hamilton and the Niagara Region starting in 2021, with service to Niagara Falls by 2023. Three other stations are proposed along the corridor including a new station in Grimsby, as well as upgraded VIA rail stations in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.”

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